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Wellcome Prime Scholarships

Wellcome Prime Scholarships

Wellcome Prime Scholarships aim to support the most productive and innovative early career researchers at Nottingham who aspire to become future research leaders by supporting them in developing or enhancing their international profile.

Our Wellcome Prime Scholars are supported by a grant of £500,000 from the Wellcome Trust’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund alongside matched funding from the University of Nottingham. The funding is specifically allocated to support Early Career Researchers, including those returning from career breaks (such as parenting or carer’s leave). Researchers from across the University can apply, but their proposed research must fit within both the Wellcome Trust and the University strategic research priorities.

The ISSF funding is led by Professor David Brook in the School of Life Sciences and overseen by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Research Board. The selection panel for applications includes representatives from across the University, spanning Sciences, Medicine, the Arts and Humanities.

The scheme is funded from 1 October 2016 for five years. Application rounds will take place in April/May each year for Scholars starting in the next academic year. Funding for years four and five will be subject to review of the period October 2016 – September 2019.

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